Daily Archives: 15 June 2011

Pakistani Parish Assistance

“The church building was already more than half a meter below road level and half of it remained submerged for months,” said Father Bashir Francis, pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Faisalabad. He was speaking of the damage rendered by … Continue reading

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Costly Grace?

They say the Church is on the fade in Ireland. An interesting story from the Kerryman site. John Monaghan of the Society of St Vincent de Paul, concerned about First Communion spending gone wild: Our recommendation is to put a … Continue reading

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Bishop Supports Johnson

Browsing Rock’s coverage of the Hatted/Croziered/Mitred Ones, I found this link to San Jose bishop, Patrick J. McGrath’s welcoming address to the Catholic Theological Society of America. Knowing that Maureen Tilley of Fordham University was about to give the opening … Continue reading

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Lost Bishops Seeking Lost Document

An interesting and unimpressive first day for the USCCB powwow in Seattle. The cool Pacific air has clouded some memories. I noticed this CNS headline piece on how excited the bishops got over a new document on preaching. Rehashing preaching … Continue reading

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Varietates Legitimae 49-51: Multiple Cultures

Finishing up VL’s consideration of prudence, I thought it would be helpful to link the last three sections of this sub-topic. 49. In a number of countries there are several cultures that coexist and sometimes influence each other in such … Continue reading

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Giving Good Example

I enjoy reading stories about people who serve the Church in humble circumstances. Today’s Pastoral Music Notebook (NPM) featured a link to David McWatters of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his ministry at funerals. For McWatters, singing for the heavy-hearted is … Continue reading

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